BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Four British men now own the record for the world's longest pub crawl after visiting 14,000 different pubs, one of the new record holders says.
West Bromwich resident Peter Hill said he visited a record 14,000 different pubs in Britain and the Republic of Ireland since 1984 with his friends John Drew, Karl Bradley and Joe Hill, The Daily Telegraph said.
The 52-year-old said when the four men first began their pub crawl more than two decades ago, it was just for "a bit of fun."
"It turned from being a bit of fun to a serious hobby," Hill said. "We have raised thousands of pounds for local hospitals though which has made it all worthwhile."
After officially earning a spot in the Guinness Book of Records last week, the foursome's lengthy bar tab showed they bought an estimated 84,000 pints of ale.
Hill told the Telegraph that his drinking group had once been made up of 20 participants, but marriages helped thin the herd to the final four record holders.